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Ablynx Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial for Alx-0081

September 3, 2009

  01 Sep 2009 Ablynx announced the initiation of a Phase II study for its anti-thrombotic Nanobody ALX-0081, a first-in-class Nanobody targeting von Willebrand Factor (vWF)GHENT, BELGIUM | September 1, 2009 | Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced the initiation of a Phase II study for its anti-thrombotic Nanobody ALX-0081, a first-in-class Nanobody targeting von […]

What’s gonna happen next?

September 2, 2009

September is here and Congress is back in session next week.  There are still many unanswered health reform questions.  Last week, the Kaiser Health Network reported on Senator Chuck Grassley’s view of next steps; “If town meetings are going to mean anything, if democracy is going to mean anything, then you listen to your people […]

HFA Launches Students for the Awareness of Bleeding Disorders (SABD) web pages

September 1, 2009

Young leaders are instrumental to the future of the bleeding disorders community.  Students and young adults have a VOICE and an important story to tell.  Furthermore, they want to be involved and advocate for the bleeding disorders community.  In response to those needs, the HFA Team has launched web space on the HFA website to […]

MASS INACTION: Placing the Massachusetts Model and Healthcare debate in a National context

August 31, 2009

In 2004, local community groups placed a constitutional amendment on the ballot creating a right to “healthcare for all.” Massachusetts election law requires constitutional amendments be approved by the voters and the legislature twice in two successive elections. Both the legislature and voters approved the measure in ’04. But in 2006, Governor Romney, at the […]

“Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics”

August 28, 2009

Coal miners use to rely on canaries to let them know when an unhealthy level of gases had built up. The canary would end up meeting an untimely demise, but more often than not, the accompanying miner would end up getting out safely. Over time the idea of the coal miner has become romanticized, complete […]

Remembering Senator Kennedy

August 27, 2009

Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, spent 9-terms (40-plus years) in the Senate.  He will be laid to rest on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Arlington National Cemetery.  He was one of the most outspoken and effective members of the Senate.  He has been a long term proponent of health care reform and has a lengthy record […]

Even with health insurance, Texans in high-risk pool struggle

August 27, 2009

Marshall News Messenger – Marshall,TX,USA Christian Rodriguez, a 22-year-old college student in Spring who has hemophilia, a blood–clotting disorder, expects to reach the $2 million lifetime maximum …

Announcing the formation of a Hemophilia HIV/AIDS National Memorial

August 26, 2009

Announcing the formation of a Hemophilia HIV/AIDS National Memorial Release date:   Immediate                       contact:               MARY LOU MURPHY      781.444.8672 Terry MacNeil                         978.937.9857   A national memorial fund has been established to honor those who have lost their lives to Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS as a result of tainted blood products in the […]

September IS Pain Awareness Month

August 26, 2009

Greetings: September is Pain Awareness Month and the American Pain Foundation invites you to join us in sounding the alarm in communities across the country about the barriers to accessing appropriate and effective pain management and the desperate need for better pain care. This year’s campaign, Conquering Pain Together, includes a first National Day of […]

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH GREAT LAKES HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION

August 25, 2009

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH GREAT LAKES HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION PitchEngine – Riverton,WY,USA Hemophilia affects more than 500 individuals in Wisconsin, while von Willebrand disease affects 1-2% of the population, or roughly 110700 Wisconsin …


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